Yo. Long time no see.
So who draws the definitive version of that character you like? The one version you personally see as the standard, and every other artist is just taking liberties with?
Don’t be shy-- I’ll start:
Wolverine - Adam Kubert. In the 90’s when I was first exposed to comics, I worshiped at Jim Lee’s feet. But he went away sadly, and his arguably perfect Wolverine came to be replaced by a version that felt angrier, much more feral, just fit the character’s persona that much better (IMHO). Adam’s Wolverine is still that savage beast I learned to love.
Iron Man - Adi Granov. I don’t know what I can say that is not already known, a drawing more appropriate for pre-production engineering design than for a comic book illustration. Mechanically precise, practical, and the foundation of everything (I think?) we have seen on the screen since IM1.
Captain America - Bryan Hitch. The Ultimates’ depiction by Hitch brought a character from the darkness of a “oh yeah, that guy with the pirate boots” to a “fucking A for America”. The military-infused streamlined version ended decades of irrelevance and (along with Mark’s modern iteration of his persona) made him, finally, cool.
Magneto - Jim Lee. That brief, shining 90’s run, and big helmet head front and center. I never felt him any more menacing and grand than in those few issues. I like Andy Kubert’s a close second.
Batman - John Cassaday. OK, super picky choice, but, remember this one scene from Warren Ellis’ standalone Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth? I could have read 10 hardbacks on a Ellis’ driven, Cassaday-drawn gritty, dark-humored, unforgiving, oversized version of Frank Miller’s own derivative.
OK, you go now.